Easy Homemade Caramel Popcorn – Movie Night
Create a cozy movie night at home with our delicious Easy Homemade Caramel Popcorn. This sweet and crunchy treat will make your movie-watching experience even more enjoyable. The rich caramel coating perfectly complements the salty popcorn, creating a flavor explosion that’s hard to resist.
Whether you’re hosting a family movie night, a sleepover with friends, or just craving a sweet snack, this recipe is a winner. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying your favorite films.
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 10 cups popped popcorn (about 1/2 cup unpopped kernels)
- In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
- Stir in the brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring constantly.
- Once boiling, stop stirring and let the mixture cook for 4-5 minutes, or until it reaches 250°F (hard ball stage) on a candy thermometer.
- Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the baking soda and vanilla extract. Be careful as the mixture will bubble up.
- Place the popped popcorn in a large mixing bowl.
- Pour the caramel sauce over the popcorn and gently toss to coat evenly.
- Spread the caramel-coated popcorn on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, allowing it to cool and harden.
- Once the caramel popcorn is completely cool, break it into pieces and enjoy your movie night!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yield: About 10 cups of caramel popcorn
Easy Homemade Caramel Popcorn is the perfect snack for a fun movie night. The combination of sweet caramel and salty popcorn is simply irresistible. Make a big batch, cuddle up on the couch, and let the movie magic begin!
Nutrition: Calories 150 | Fat 6g | Carbohydrates 25g | Fiber 1g | Sugar 18g | Protein 1g
So, what are you waiting for? Gather your loved ones, pick a movie, and savor the deliciousness of our Easy Homemade Caramel Popcorn – the ultimate movie night snack!